2019/2020 Transfers News & Discussion

  • It should be Kyle Ensing. There're some hints in that video. He's a new guy in NT, and NCAA champion this year (Long Beach).

    Averill is not the new guy. He's been with NT for a while, and he's a starter MB in some games during WCH 2018.

    Also Averill has already signed with Olsztyn in Poland. Wonder if Patch will have to battle Ensing for the starting spot like Kyle Russell last season.

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    Michael Finger (OPP, CZE), Ronald Gergye (OH, HUN), Dimitris Tziavras (L, GRE), Menelaos Kokkinakis (L, GRE), Theodoros Voulkis (MB, GRE), Gazmend Husaj (OH, ALB), Dimitris Rizopoulos (OH, GRE), Akis Aspiotis (OPP, GRE) to Olympiakos. Only the last transfer is not official

  • VfB Friedrichshafen are said to have completed their roster for the 2019-2020 season. New names are Nehemiah Mote (Australian NT, MB, 26 years old, 204 cm, Volley Amriswil (SUI)), Joe Worsley (USA, S, 22 years old, 185 cm,Hawaii University), Brendan Schmidt (USA, MB, 24 years old, 206 cm, Dinamo Bucharest), Tomas Krisko (Slovakian NT, OH, 30 years old, 202 cm, UNTREF Voley (ARG)), Martti Juhkami (Estonian NT, OH, 31 years old, 195 cm, Tourcoing Lille Metropole), Nikola Gjorgiev (FYROM NT, OPP, 30 years old, 197 cm, Sakai Blazers Osaka (JPN)), Anton Menner (Austrian NT, OH, 24 years old, 194 cm, VK Ostrava). As far as I know, the new head coach should be the Austrian Michael Warm who returns to the Bundesliga.


    Alex Grozdanov (Bulgarian NT, MB, 21 years old, 206 cm, Greenyard Maaseik) returns to Consar Ravenna.


    Calcit Kamnik, the second best Slovenian side for years, have started an ambitious project and have already recruited Boyan Yordanov (Bulgaria, OPP, 36 years old, 197 cm, Panathinaikos Athens) and Milos Hebda (Poland, OH, 28 years old, 208 cm, Trefl Gdansk). Meanwhile, their MB Saso Stalekar (Slovenian NT, MB, 23 years old, 214 cm, Calcit Kamnik) will join Hypo Tirol AlpenVolleys Haching.


    Blake Scheerhoorn (Canada, OH, 23 years old, 202 cm, Nantes Reze Metropole) expands the Canadian presence at the German SVG Luneburg.


    Jori Mantha (Canada, OH, 26 years old, 192 cm, ACH Volley Ljubljana) joins WWK Volleys Herrsching.


    The newly converted Italian Dick Kooy (Italy/Netherlands, OH, 31 years old, 202 cm, Dinamo Moscow) has signed with Gas Sales Piacenza. The other OHs there are Yudin, Botto, and Berger. The newcomers have gathered an experienced group of players, they have Gabriele Nelli, too. Hopefully, they will be able to at least stay in the league, let's see if they can even fight for a play-off spot.


    Bradley Gunter (Canadian NT, OPP, 25 years old, 200 cm) stays at Hebar Pazardzhik for another season. They have a higher budget this season and are now the main title contenders. New recruits include Georgi Bratoev (Bulgarian NT, S, 31 years old, 203 cm, Neftochimik 2010 Burgas), Lyubomir Agontsev (Bulgaria, S, 31 years old, 190 cm, Neftochimik 2010 Burgas), and Todor Aleksiev (Bulgaria, OH, 36 years old, 204 cm, Olympmiacos Piraeus).

  • Vital Heynen replaces Lorenzo Bernardi as coach of Perugia.


    The Umbrians are forming quite a formiddable team which makes them favorites in all competitions.


    Usually, I call this a desperate move from Sirci but taking a loud and in your face coach such as Heynen will probably make it harder to bully him like the board did with Bernardi every time they faced a defeat just like last season.


    Bernardi's time in Perugia was a success but there were too much criticisms coming from the

    Favorite players: M: Maxim Mikhaylov, Murilo, Serginho, Aaron Russell, Otavio, Simone Giannelli, Ivan Zaytsev, Tsvetan Sokolov, Michał Kubiak, Mariusz Wlazly, Pawel Zagummy W: Sheilla, Zhu Ting, Natalia, Fe Garay, Fofao, Gabi, Thaisa, Foluke Akinradewo, Wei Qiuyue, Ding Xia, Carli Lloyd, Fabi, Natalia Goncharova, Yuko Sano, Saoris Kimura and Sakoda

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  • Mitar Djuric returns to Trentino Volley.


    For those who are familiar with the foreign restrictions... Didn't he marry Martina Guiggi? Is he considered an italian by now or there are still more years needed before he becomes one?

    Favorite players: M: Maxim Mikhaylov, Murilo, Serginho, Aaron Russell, Otavio, Simone Giannelli, Ivan Zaytsev, Tsvetan Sokolov, Michał Kubiak, Mariusz Wlazly, Pawel Zagummy W: Sheilla, Zhu Ting, Natalia, Fe Garay, Fofao, Gabi, Thaisa, Foluke Akinradewo, Wei Qiuyue, Ding Xia, Carli Lloyd, Fabi, Natalia Goncharova, Yuko Sano, Saoris Kimura and Sakoda

  • Mitar Djuric returns to Trentino Volley.


    For those who are familiar with the foreign restrictions... Didn't he marry Martina Guiggi? Is he considered an italian by now or there are still more years needed before he becomes one?

    I think I read somewhere he should count as Italian, i believe there's a tax to pay though.


    Nevermind, i just read the coach interview and it says since he's a foreigner they're going to have to work around the formation when he has to play.

  • Dinamo Moscow to terminate contract with Taylor Sander (US) due to the latter needing surgery for his shoulder


    "In preparation for the Olympic qualification as part of the US team, Sander received shoulder damage and was unable to perform in the qualifying tournament. The efforts of the doctors and the month of rehabilitation procedures did not help, and the volleyball player decided on a serious surgery on his shoulder, after which he would need to go through a long rehabilitation period under the supervision of American specialists. This excludes the possibility of his participation in club championships in the upcoming season."


    Source: https://translate.googleuserco…JVcL6Xe-GUk0dOfgSTQ0sOAyg